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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: May 16, 2007 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: David Grisman Sues YouTube

What strikes me as pointless and naive about Grisman's suit is that YouTube supposedly removes copyright infringing material when alerted to it, and are defending themselves against the Viacom suit with the argument that, like ISPs, they are not responsible for copyright infringement by people who use their service. That argument may or may not hold water in the Viacom suit, but it's hard to imagine Grisman's got the legal clout to follow through against Google and co.

Outfits like Viacom argue that it's unreasonably time-consuming for them to root out and petition for the removal of all materials infringing their copyrights, but how much time could it take Grisman to do that with his videos, for heaven's sake?